From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
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Deadly fires in the U.S.
- The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
- The Great Chicago Fire
- Los Alamos Wildland Fire
- The MGM Grand Hotel Fire in Las Vegas
Chemical history of a candle
- I … bring before you, in the course of these lectures, the Chemical History of a Candle. There is not a law under which any part of this universe is governed which does not come into play and is touched upon in these phenomena. … There is no more open door by which you can enter into the study of natural philosophy [science] than by considering the physical phenomena of a candle.